UV Light Research

What We Do and Why

We are made of and surrounded daily by the matter, forces and energies that make up our bodies, environment and the world we live in. From the visible to the invisible, from the expansive universe to the tiniest particle, we live in vastly different yet interconnected worlds comprised of matter, forces and energies. We undertake this fundamental research to better understand the properties of these things that make up our living reality.

The current research work includes, but is not limited to:


Concepts and Definitions used on this Website:

Energy: Energy is a state of matter which can be communicated from one part of matter to another whether that matter be solid, liquid, or gaseous and can bring about change in that other part of matter such as an increase in heat (temperature), electrical charge, chemical state or composition, or physical cohesion, for instance.

Force: A force is a push or a pull. Forces are found in such phenomena as gravity, ferromagnetism, electromagnetism or the electroweak force, the nuclear strong force, for instance.

Matter: Matter is defined as the material from which observable objects are composed. Matter can be in various states such as solid, liquid, gaseous, or ionized. A definition of matter includes not only the physically observable objects but also the constituent parts making up those physically observable objects such as electrons, protons, neutrons, quarks, muons, gluons, and so forth.


Four fundamental interactions in nature: electromagnetism, strong interaction, weak interaction, gravitation



  1. Natural Science: a branch of science that deals with the physical world, e.g., physics, chemistry, geology, and biology; the branch of knowledge that deals with the study of the physical world.
  2. Physical Sciences: the sciences concerned with the study of inanimate natural objects, including physics, chemistry, astronomy, and related subjects; that study the nature and properties of energy and nonliving matter.
  3. Neuroscience: any or all of the sciences, such as neurochemistry and experimental psychology, which deal with the structure or function of the nervous system and brain. Medical definition of neuroscience: a branch (as neurophysiology) of science that deals with the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, or molecular biology of nerves and nervous tissue and especially their relation to behavior and learning.

Properties of Nature:

Accumulation: to gather, amass, heap up.

Coagulation: change from liquid into a thickened mass; curdle, congeal, clot.

Cohesion: Physics: the molecular force between particles within a body or substance that acts to unite them. Cohesion describes particles that are the same and tend to stick together: water molecules, for example.

Division: separate into parts, or the process of being separated.

Fluxion: the action of flowing or changing; a function corresponding to the rate of change of a variable quantity.

Matter: material from which observable objects are made. Also considered energetic matter.

Station: stationary: standing still, a place, fixed, unchanging, not moving.


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Ultraviolet Light and Health Detection

This research investigates ultraviolet light emissions given off by living organisms to determine basic indications of cellular activity in humans, plants, and animals. It is our objective to explore and identify indicators of health or imbalance and disease by the degree and quality of UV light emission we detect from our test subjects.

Using Conventional Equipment to Gather Extraordinary Results

uv cameraThe UV Light and Health Detection research is using conventional film-based photography and specific optical filters, like the pictured 35mm camera with the Ultra-UV filter, to explore narrow bands of the ultraviolet light spectrum that are emitted by chemical reactions in humans and plants. Ultraviolet light is electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength shorter than that of visible light (400nm to 700nm). UV is considered to span the range from 10nm to 400nm. All living cells of plants, animals, and human beings emit ultraviolet radiations as a result of the chemical reactions involved in cellular reproduction and energy metabolism. It is hoped that the accurate detection of these emissions will assist in the detection of health imbalances in a variety of subjects, much like the current day MRI and X-ray.

Building Upon Research Precedent

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Diag 01 Kilner's Representation of Interaction of Emissions Between Human Subjects, early 1900s
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Fig 15 Kilner's drawing of health emissions, 1913

Since the early 20th century, numerous scientists have noted that, similar to phosphorescence, human subjects have emitted a range of detectable light energy. Dr. Walter J. Kilner proposed that the human body has energy fields surrounding it, and that the condition of those fields can be used to diagnose the internal state of the body (and mind). Looking through different colored filters, Kilner observed a variety of forms and apparent emissions around his human subjects and noted that the forms had variations depending on the physical and emotional disposition of the subjects. Kilner, using only hand held colored filters to view his subjects, discerned a broad range of emissions and variations of his subjects. His subjective work has been difficult to replicate. By using a recording medium, film and extremely accurate UV filters, our research work will be much more consistent and replicable.

In the 1920s, the Russian embryologist Alexander Gurwitsch reported "ultraweak" photon emissions from living tissues in the UV-range of the light spectrum. He named them "mitogenetic rays" because his experiments suggested to him that they had a stimulating effect on cell division. Gurwitsch utilized a very basic galvanometer to detect electromagnetic radiation in the UV spectrum, and he too was challenged to replicate his findings. His mitogenic theory seems to have been born out - in the 1940's, subsequent scientist have determined in fact that shorter wave uv radiation did in fact stimulate cellular mitosis, cell division, and even cell and DNA damage at lower wavelengths closer to gamma rays.

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In the 1970s Fritz-Albert Popp and his research group at the University of Marburg(Germany), building on Gurwithsch’s work, showed that the spectral distribution of photon emissions in the research human subjects fell over a wide range of wavelengths, from 200nm to 800nm." Popp determined a much more accurate assessment of UV emission from his subjects using highly sensitive CCD cameras and specialized signal amplifiers to boost the light emissions he was picking up from his subjects. It is our objective that we will be able build on this research by utilising even more powerful and accurate digital imaging equipment.

Our objective at the Agni Institute is to reestablish the validity of these earlier researchers and to move forward aggressively with better resources and more refined and proactive principled, research.

Cilfra, Michal and Pavel Pospisi, “Ultra-weak photon emissions from biological samples: Definition, Mechanisms, Properties, Detection and Applications”, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, Volume 139, 5 October 2014, pp2-10.

Gurvich, A. A. Problema Mitogeneticheskogo Izlucheniia, Kak Aspekt Molekuliarmnoi Biologii Leningrad, 1968.

Gurvich, A. G., and L. D. Gurvich. Vvedenie v Uchenenie o Mitogeneze, 4th ed. Moscow, 1948.

Gurwitsch, A. G. , and L. D. Gurwitsch. Die Mitogenetische Strahlung. Jena, 1959.

Kilner, Walter.  The Human Aura, Citadel Press, 1965.

Takeda, Motohiro, Masaki Kobayashi, Mariko Takayama, Satoshi Suzuki, Takanori Ishida, Kohji Ohnuki, Takuya Moriya, Noriaki Ohuchi, (2004). "Biophoton Detection as a Novel Technique for Cancer Imaging". Cancer Science 95 (8): 656–61.